e Shin Gi Tai Aikidi Society is endebted to the many students and teachers who regularly attend Shin Gi Tai courses and events. Many of these students and teachers come from all over the UK and overseas and belong to an affiliated group. Here we list all clubs, dojos and societies associated with the Shin Gi Tai Aikido society.

 

If you are not listed please let the editor know (see contact page) .

 

Dojo
Sensei

BURRY PORT AIKIDO CLUB

GLAMORGAN, WALES

 

Contact: Sonia Jones email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Training Times: 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 19:30-21:00  Sunday 15:30- 17:00.

£4 for adults,

£2 for elderly or children

 

at:

Copperworks School,

Morlan Terrace,

Burry Port,

Dyfed SA16

Shihan Gwynne Jones - Shingitai Chief Instructor 

AMMANFORD AIKIDO CLUB

Phillip Hale Sensei



 

BLACKPOOL AIKIDO CLUB

Layton, Blackpool, Lancashire

 

Sensei Diff Whike has been teaching for 15 years and studying for 27 years. He has extensive knowledge in other arts besides Aikido such as Jujitsu (5th Dan) and Kempo and related weapons. He holds self defence courses, private small groups and for corporate staff.

 

Sensei has concentrated on building up a sucessful Aikido club in Blackpool and has given his time freely to encourage others in the art. For details of classes please go to:

 

www.musubimartialarts.co.uk

 

or

 

telephone 07824443669

 

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Diff Whike Sensei 4th Dan Shingitai

and 5th Dan Jujitsu

 

BRIGHTON SHIN GI TAI AIKIDO CLUB

BRIGHTON, SUSSEX

 

The King alfred Leisure centre,

kingsway Hove

 

The style Of Aikido Is tradtional based, and heavily influenced by
weapons training, and the saito system. Main influences are
Tamura Sensei, Saito Sensei, Sensei John Duggan Hereford Aikido
and Sensei Michael Duggan from the Bradford Aikido.
 
Training Times
 
Thursdays
Aikido           19:30 - 20:30 
Weapons      20:30 - 21:30
 

Sensei Andy Bedford on: 07766405807

or contact King Alfred on: 01273292929

 

Sensei Andy Bedford 2nd Dan

  

 

BRIDGEND AIKIDO CLUB

BRIDGEND, WALES

 

 

Contact Name : Gillian Barnett
Contact Tel : 01656 663 529
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James Barnett Sensei


 

BRIXHAM AIKIDO CLUB

BRIXHAM, DEVON

Shinji Budo Kai

 

Our philosophy is not simply to follow the traditional teachings but to re-examine the principles that make them work. We therefore include in Shinji Budo Kai a variety of specialist skills based on Shinjido.Once mastered these skills make throws appear effortless, by using the principles of attacking the weak line and gravity-assisted power.

 

Higher Brixham Methodist Church Hall
Milton Street
Higher Brixham
Telephone: 07980368267
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Website: www.shinjibudokai.co.uk

 


 

Chief Coach - Ray Brown


 

CILFYNYDD AIKIDO CLUB

RHONDDA, WALES

 

 

 

The Club was founded by Sensei Peter 20'th May 1999. Practice at Cilfynydd Aikido is friendly, informal but intense with an emphasis on sound basic techniques, flexibility and fitness at initial kyu grade, developing style and power in higher grades. The club promotes a friendly co-operative atmosphere in which senior grades are always willing to take time to work intensively with lower grades, helping to establish solid foundations. The club places high value on weapons practice, primarily following the Shin Gi Tai weapons syllabus with some Iwama-ryu based jo and bokken katas, which when combined with ki development exercises helps develop great stability and potent striking/throwing power. Randori (free-style) practice is used to sharpen practical skills.

Junior classes are based on the projection techniques and weapons katas from the Shin Gi Tai syllabus combined with fitness and flexibility exercises. The emphasis is on fun and positive encouragement with respect for people of all degrees of talent.

The club encourages a collective attendance at Society courses. The Torquay weekends have become legendary - "however hard you party you still have to train the following day" Sensei Thomas.

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Website:www.cilfynyddaikido.org

 

 Peter Thomas Sensei 5th Dan

Chief Instructor

 

 

 Aron Thomas Sensei 2nd Dan

Assistant Instructor

CRAVEN ARMS AIKIDO CLUB

CRAVEN ARMS, SHROPSHIRE

 

 

Craven Arms Community Centre

Craven Arms

Shropshire.
For training times , please contact Mick Corten on 01939 235006 or
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or click here to see our Shingitai page 

 

 

Mick Corten - 4th Dan

 

HEREFORD AIKIDO CLU

HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE

John Duggan Sensei

 

KUMA AIKIDO CLU

WARWICKSHIRE


The Fire Station

Nuneaton

Warwickshire

 

Contact: 07838177511

Nigel Turley Sensei

 

 
LLANELLI JUNIOR AIKIDO CLUBTom Gravelle Sensei

 

LEICESTER AIKIDO CLUB

 

 

The club was originally started at Loughborough University where many black belts honed their skills. Classes are friendly with emphasis on what works and why.

 

Sensei Neil Dixon also runs a modern robust version of the ancient uchi deshi program. The uchi deshi follows a tougher and more intense path than the usual student with their apprenticeship culminating in off syllabus tests of staminar, coordination, physical and mental agility and resiliance. Some prominent members of Shingitai have been uchi deshi to Sensei Neil, notably Dr. Justin Marchant who is now 4th Dan Shingitai and who also went on to be an Uchi Deshi for Yasuo Kobayashi Sensei in Japan. The current Uchi Deshi is S Kudge, Sho dan, who has also trained in Japan with Kobayashi Sensei.

 

For details of training times and the Aikido Leicester website click here

Contact Leicester Aikido  Click here

Dr Neil Dixon 6th Dan

 

Dr. Neil Dixon Sensei 6th Dan Shingitai, Also 6th Dan Dai Nippon Butoku Kai

 

Sensei Neil has over 20 years of training in Aikido and having attained 6th Dan in Shin Gi Tai has recently been awarded 6th Dan in Kyoto, Japan, by the renowned All Japan martial arts association - Dai Nippon Butoku Kai

 

MARKET HARBOROUGH AIKIDO CLUB

 

 

The Market Harborough Aikido Club meets at a purpose built Buddhist meditation hall and dojo. Aikido classes are designed to enhance the health of the body and mind through the use of breathing, balance and coordination.

Dojo Kongoryuji

Buddhist meditation hall and dojo at Kongoryuji

 

For details of training times and the Aikido Leicester website click here

Contact us here

Dr Neil Dixon 6th Dan

 

 

Dr. Neil Dixon Sensei 6th Dan Shingitai, Also 6th Dan Dai Nippon Butoku Kai

 

Sensei Neil has over 20 years of training in Aikido and having attained 6th Dan in Shin Gi Tai has recently been awarded 6th Dan in Kyoto, Japan, by the renowned All Japan martial arts association - Dai Nippon Butoku Kai
MANCHESTER AIKIDO CLUBPeter Davies Sensei

 

MIZU AIKIDO CLUB

NORTH YORKSHIRE

 

Telephone:  01226 734159

Mobile:  07504 081372

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www.mizuaikido.co.uk

 

Mizu Aikido Club is run by Neigel Spencer Sensei.

 

Nigel has over 30 years experience in various martail arts.  he started Aikido training in 1989 with the Aikikai before moving to Shudokan Aikido in 1993 (See History for more details on Styles).  He achieved his Shodan (1st degree Black belt) in 1996 and his Nidan 2nd Dan in 1999.  Nigel completed his 3rd Dan in 2007 at the Shin-Gi-Tai Summer School.

He spent 23 years in the Royal Air Force Police working throughout the world as well as teaching Self Defence and Arrest and Restraint techiques to various Police Forces.  After leaving the forces he became a Performance Coach with a Global company developing teams and individuals to their full potential.

 

 

 


 Nigel Spencer Sensei

3rd Dan Shin-Gi-Tai Aikido

 2nd Dan Shudokan Aikido


 

MUSASHI AIKIDO CLUB

PLYMOUTH, DEVON

 

 

Budo Musashi is run by Sensei John Piket.
Martial Arts taught by John are Aikido, Aikijujitsu, Ju Jitsu, Kyusho Jitsu.
Sensei John received his 6th Dan in Aikijujitsu and Ju Jitsu in September 2008. Further he has a 4th Dan in Aikido and 2nd Dan in Kyusho Jitsu (Dim Mak).

Sensei John received in October 2008 an Award in the World Karate Union Hall of Fame as International Instructor of the Year 2008, in 2007 an Award in the United Nations Balck belt Hall of Fame as Combat Arts Master of the Year and in 2006 an Award in the European Black Belt and Martial Arts Legends Hall of Fame.
Sensei John has been invited to perform seminars in the USA, Holland and Germany.

 

MUSASHI AIKIDO CLUB in Plymouth
Class times are:


Brickfields Sport Centre
Monday 19.00-20.30 Ju Jitsu
Aikido 20.30-22.00


Tuesday 19.00-21.00 Ju Jitsu/Aikido HMS Raleigh


Wednesday 18.00-20.00 Ju Jitsu/Aikido HMS Drake
Brickfields Sport Centre


Thursday 20.30-22.00 Aikijujitsu
Kyusho Jitsu is taught during all those classes
Further John organises seminars where he teaches a combination of all these Martial Arts with Kyusho Jitsu and weapons
Contact Sensei John
01752 514948 mob 07742834366
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Website:

www.budosocietymusashi.co.uk/

 

John Piket Sensei 4th Dan Shingitai and also 2nd Dan in Kyusho Jitsu 

 


 

NEWTON ABBOTT AIKIDO CLUB

NEWTON ABBOTT, DEVON

 

Effective Aikido is a wonderful art that enables the practitioner to have options that should vary according to the level of threat.

 

We practice the Shin Gi Tai syllabus. We also develop new techniques and variations based on sound principles that explore the concept of effortless power.

 

Tuesday
8pm - 9.30pm
Torbay Olympic gymnastic Club,

Barton Hill Way,

Torquay

Thursday
8pm - 9.30pm
WBB Judo Club,

Abbrooks Sports and Social Club,

Strap Lane,

Kingsteignton,

Newton Abbot,

Devon 

 

Contact: Danny da Costa

Tel: 01803 295006

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Danny da Costa Sensei

4th Dan Aikido, 6th Dan Judo ex British and World Masters Champion

with 10 years international experience. Founder of Shinjido a martial style with sport applications. Main influence in Aikido Shihan Gwynne Jones.


 

NEWCASTLE AIKIDO CLUB

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR

 

 

 

Website: www.cuaaikido.com

Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Friday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Address:
Community Centre
Ocean Road
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2DW 

Tel: 0191 490 1717 

for more details click here

 

Jon Stokoe Sensei 6th Dan

SEI RYU SUI AIKIDO CLUB

NEW MILTON, HAMPSHIRE

 

Website: www.aikidonewforest.com

Mondays 7.45pm to 9.45pm
Fridays 7.00pm to 8.30pm

 

practising at:
1st New Milton Scout Hut
Caird Avenue
(next to Tescos)
New Milton
Hampshire
BH25 6

 

Sensei John Harding (5th Dan)

OAKDALE AIKIDO CLUBPeter Thomas Sensei

PAIGNTON AIKIDO CLUB

PAIGNTON, DEVON

Shinji Budo Kai

 

Our philosophy is not simply to follow the traditional teachings but to re-examine the principles that make them work. We therefore include in Shinji Budo Kai a variety of specialist skills based on Shinjido.Once mastered these skills make throws appear effortless, by using the principles of attacking the weak line and gravity-assisted power.


St Paul’s Church Hall
Preston
Paignton
TQ3
Telephone: 07980368267
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Website: www.shinjibudokai.co.uk

 

Ray Chief Coach - Ray Brown Sensei

PENZANCE AIKIDO CLUBMeg Brebner Sensei

 

PLYMOUTH AIKIDO CLUB

PLYMOUTH, DEVON

 

 

The school's history goes back to 1973 and practice of Kendo and Aikido. The Kendo numbers dropped off in the mid to late 1970s' and Sensei Ken Samuel took over the reins in 1980 and we became the Plymouth School of Aikido.

The school's style is martial, traditional and ki influenced, with a firm grounding in traditional weapons and the more familiar hand to hand forms.

 

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David Worsley Sensei 6th Dan


 

RHONDDA AIKIDO CLUB

YSTRAD, RHONDDA

 

The Old Age Hall

Ystrad

Rhondda

Telephone: 01443 430298
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Training Times:

Tues and Thurs 7.30pm-9.30pm

Teri Davies Sensei

 
ST.THOMAS AIKIDO CLUBPeter Hoskins Sensei

 
SHREWSBURY AIKIDO CLUBMick Corten Sensei

 

SWANSEA/BRECON AIKIDO CLUB

 

Swansea Leisure Centre

Mondays 8.00 to 9.30 and

Wednesdays 8.30pm to 10.00pm

 

Brecon Leisure Centre

Sundays 11am to 12.30pm

 

 

Contact: Alan Lee

Tel: 01792 207463

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Both dojos are in modern leisure centres of a high standard with excellent changing and catering facilities.

 

Sensei Alan Lee started training under Sensei Jones in 1981 and is now 5th Dan Shin Gi Tai. Sensei is on the executive of Shin Gi Tai and is responsible for licences/insurance and child protection.


Alan Lee Sensei

 

UK SHIN-GI-TAI DOJO (DNBK approved)

TREORCHY AND DISTRICT AIKIDO CLUB

TREORCHY, RHONDDA, WALES

 

Treorchy Aikido club has been well established in the Rhondda area for approximately 14 yrs, and has several Dan grades (black belts) who help the senior instructor Mike Williams with the running of the club.


The club prides itself on it’s non-political approach, with it’s doors open to all styles of Aikido and Aikidoka. The Aikido taught at the club incorporates traditional and the modern concept of Ki training, making the style relaxed, practical, flowing and dynamic.


Also teaching, DNBK certificated and awarded the title of Shidoin (leading teacher) are:-

Shidoin Kerry Haddrell


Shidoin Laura Williams


Shidoin Jeff Bishop

 

Contact:

Laura- 01443 436448   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Jeff -   07979234071   
 
Mike-  07787192439 - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

 

For details of classes etc.

Click here

 

 

Mike Williams Shihan 7th Dan Shingitai and 6th Dan Shihan Dai Nippon Butoku Kai

 

Shihan Mike Williams has been practising Aikido for over thirty years and has studied under various European and Japanese sensei’s.

He has been influenced in his Aikido practice by Tohei Sensei, Saito Sensei, Tamura Sensei, Yamada Sensei, Ken Williams Sensei and of course his present Sensei, Shihan D.G. Jones. He currently holds the rank of 7th Dan, is a Senior B.A.B. Coach and registered in Japan as a certificated member of the DAI NIPPON BUTOKU KAI (DNBK)

In addition to being given the samurai title of Renshi (man of high attainment/highly skilled warrior) Sensei Williams  has also been awarded the title of Shihan (master teacher) from the DNBK Honbu in Kyoto, Japan.

Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (Japan's premier martial art society) dates back to 8th Century Japan  and is held in great regard not only in in Japan but throughout the world fraternity of traditional martial artists. 

 


 

HARMONY AIKIDO

TRIMSARAN AND WHITLAND,

CARMARTHENSHIRE,

WALES

 

Classes

Wednesdays

Trimsaran Leisure Centre near Llanelli.
Juniors (5 to 11 years old) 6 pm till 7 pm.
Seniors 7.15 pm till 9 pm.

Thursdays

St Andrews Church Hall, Church Street, Narberth
7.30 pm till 9 pm. Seniors

Sundays

Cross Hands Workingmans Club Cross Hands, Carms from 4 pm till 5.30pm. Seniors

Mondays

Dyffryn Taf secondary school, Whitland
Juniors (5 to 11 years old) 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Seniors 7.15 pm till 9 pm

 

(Seniors = over 11 years old)

 

Contact us for more information or telephone Brian on 01269 871631
To see the club website click Here!

 

 
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